platypnea

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Etymology[edit]

platy- +‎ -pnea, from the Greek platus (= flat) and pnoia (=breath).

Pronunciation[edit]

See full workup of the variants at Wikipedia > Shortness of breath > Collation of -pnea transcriptions.

Noun[edit]

platypnea (plural platypneas)

  1. (medicine) Shortness of breath that occurs when the patient is upright, that is, sufficient breathing only when lying flat.

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